Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jazz icon Billie Holiday performs in New York City's Club Downbeat in February 1947.  (Library of Congress / Creative Commons)

A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM
W.C. Handy of New York was back on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. on May 14, 1936 where his blues began. The composer of "St. Louis Blues" and "Memphis Blues" visited the bar at "P-Wee's" and the street's Church Park to play with the children. (AP)

Walkin’ in Memphis. We’ll look at the history of Beale Street and how the Memphis Sound came to be.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

“It is important to remember there are no virgin births in music and the other creative arts.” Musicologist Sandy Wilbur, who testified in the recent copyright trial in Los Angeles, explains the “Blurred Lines” case.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Robin Thicke, left, and T.I. perform "Blurred Lines" at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (AP)

Music, copyright and the “Blurred Lines” verdict. How it may lock the music industry, and songwriting.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

“Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up” aren’t the only two songs to be subject to public controversy over intellectual property rights. Other examples abound.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Lily James plays the title role in Disney's new live-action version of the fairy tale classic, "Cinderella." (Disney)

Cinderella is back again, Disney-style. We’ll look at the origins of the Cinderella story.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Composer Nico Muhly. (Courtesy the Artist)

Want to listen to and watch Nico Muhly, and not sure where you should start? Don’t worry: we’ve got some ideas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Composer Nico Muhly. (Courtesy the Artist)

Thirty-three year-old composer Nico Muhly has turned the classical music world on its head with the sound of drones, the web, the world right now. He joins us.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Musician Lead Belly plays an accordion in an undated photograph. (Wikicommons)

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

Friday, February 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Oct 6, 2015
Eric Baker, co-owner of the Mo Money Pawn Shop, poses for a photo at the shop Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP)

American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We’ll look at who stands where on guns.

Oct 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Oct 5, 2015
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

Oct 5, 2015
The newest version of the Apple mobile iOS system allows ad-blocking software on mobile browsing for the first time. (Abdullah Syahbal / Flickr)

Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We’ll take a close look.

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